Kenny Dalglish, Paul McCartney and Alan Hansen are among the cast of stars of Justice Collective singing on the Hillsborough charity single: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.
They are joined by Robbie Williams, Gerry Marsden, Melanie C, Paloma Faith and Shane MacGowan in the bid to raise vital cash for the families continuing to fight for justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the 1989.
Liverpudlian Guy Chambers, who is producing the charity single, hopes the single can raise £1million – if it reaches the No 1 spot after official release on December 17. Reports the Dailymail
He ain’t heavy: Former manager Kenny Dalglish and Peter Reid
The Story Of The New Hillsborough Single
Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, former Spice Girl Mel C and Gerry Marsden are among the star line-up on a charity single supporting the Hillsborough campaign.
The cover of The Hollies’ 1969 hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother is favourite to be Christmas number one.
The song had its first play in Liverpool in front of families of victims of the 1989 disaster. Colin Paterson reports.
More than 2,400 police officers could face investigation over the Hillsborough disaster, the UK police watchdog confirmed today.
Up to 1,000 additional officers may be added to the 1,444 members of South Yorkshire Police already being investigated, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.
The new figure was revealed as senior IPCC figures appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee today.
It includes officers from around 20 other forces who were present when 96 Liverpool fans died during an FA Cup semi-final in 1989.
PLEASE BRING FORWARD KEVIN WILLIAMS INQUEST
Responsible department: Attorney General’s Office
Anne Williams has created the charity Hope For Hillsborough FOR JUSTICE 1131537 We would like to give her something back for all the hardwork and motherly love she has displayed over these 23 years. We feel it should be paramount that kevins inquest is dealt with asap
This e-petition has received the following response:
As this e-petition has received more than 10 000 signatures, the relevant Government department have provided the following response:
The Attorney General is deeply saddened to hear of Anne Williams’ diagnosis.
He continues to give this matter priority and, as explained in his statement to the House of Commons on 16 October 2012, he is consulting the families on his application. He recognises the additional urgency this sad news brings to the process and will make his application as soon as he possibly can.
A summary of the Attorney’s statement can be found on the AGO website athttp://www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pages/AttorneyGeneraltoapplyforfreshinquestsforvictimsofHillsboroughDisaster.aspx
This e-petition remains open to signatures and will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee should it pass the 100 000 signature threshold.
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Aston Villa and Peterborough have both given their support to calls for the Government to allow “small-scale trials of safe standing areas” and have volunteered to host a trial.
Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner said: “We have had a number of good discussions and meetings with the FSF over the past 12 months and fully support their campaign to allow small-scale trials of safe standing areas at grounds.
The trials would need a change in the Football Spectators Act 1989, brought in after the Hillsborough disaster.
HFSG spokesman Margaret Aspinall said then: “The Hillsborough Family Support Group are totally against any form of standing whatsoever. We are absolutely against it and always will be. Our football clubs should remain all-seater stadiums.
“People always say they have standing areas in Germany, but we don’t play any part over what happens in that country – we just believe there’s no such thing as safe standing in this country. We will not be encouraging the government to change the law.”
The Premier League and successive governments have until now also opposed any change.
In a week in which The Hillsborough families have made its biggest progress in over two decades the stars have come out in support in joining together to perform a new version of The Hollies’ hit, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’.
Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram, Liverpool Legend Kenny Dalglish and renowned music producer Guy Chambers launched the plan to re-release ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ by The Hollies.
A range of artists including Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Oasis drummer Chris Sharrock and The Clash’s Mick Jones are joining together to perform thesingle.
Chambers said at Thursday’s (October 25) announcement: “I’m very happy with the artists we have already, but obviously I know Sir Paul McCartney was mentioned, so if he did join our happy little band of talent then that would be amazing.”
The record will be released on December 17 with the aim of beating the X Factor to the Christmas number one.
Kenny Dalglish said: “Hopefully the [final] outcome is getting closer and closer. Raising some money with the record is very important.”
Proceeds from the single will go towards the Hillsborough families’ legal costs in their fight for justice.
The awesome punching power of David Price was again evident as he slaughtered Audley Harrison in just 82 seconds at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
A strong right with barely a minute gone in the fight opened the floodgates, as Price stunned his opponent before finishing him off with a fearsome ease. In the process, the Liverpool fighter comfortably retained his British and Commonwealth titles.
David Price completed the Victory wearing shorts dedicated to the Hillsborough 96. Price gave the fans what they wanted and with a fitting tribute to the club he supports.
Postpone Norman Bettison’s retirement
Responsible department: Home Office
On 4th September 2012, Sir Norman Bettison announced his decision to retire from his position as Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police. He took this decision just days after he was referred to the IPCC for an investigation into his conduct in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.
The Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report into the disaster finally laid bare the truth about the events of 15th April 1989 and vindicated the families who have been fighting 23 years for justice. Allowing Mr Bettison to retire on full pension before a full investigation into his actions is completed and before any disciplinary proceedings can be considered would undermine the Government’s public commitment to secure the justice that the victim’s deserve.
Therefore we call on the Home Secretary to use whatever powers she has at her disposal to postpone the retirement of Mr Bettison until the outcome of the IPCC investigation and any subsequent disciplinary proceedings.
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